Something was odd about this egg.. when I candeled it, there were spaces that seemed empty.. I was sure this baby was malpositioned for the entire last week of incubation. Hatch day came and went and all her hatchmates had hatched out just fine, but this baby wasn't leaving her egg. When she became 4 days over due I float tested her. She was still alive.. I decided that she couldn't possibly live too much longer in that egg, she must be stuck. I'm not a huge fan of assisting hatches, and honestly lost several malpositioned goslings last month. I am on my last few eggs I was hoping to save this baby before it was too late. I carefully peeled the shell around the air sac, I left the inner membrane intact. It was not pipped nor did it have any veins running through it. With the lack of veins I confirmed my suspicion that this baby was done developing and needed to be freed. So I carefully pulled back the inner membrane and gently pulled the babies head free. Her big eyes looked right at me, and then she closed them. She began breathing as if it was no effort at all. Bless her heart, she is a beautiful thing, even if her brains are on the outside of her skull. I don't know how long she would have continued to wiggle around in that egg if I had not pulled her out. She lived for about 30 minutes.